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SmartWash Solutions celebrates billions of safe servings

After ten years and helping to protect billions of pounds of fresh-cut produce, SmartWash Solutions is celebrating its contribution to the produce industry.

Putting food safety into action

Over the past decade, there have been significant advancements to create a more proactive, preventative approach to food safety under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

UPDATED: E. coli outbreak numbers grow while investigation continues

(UPDATED, Dec. 6) The number sickened in outbreak caused by E. coli O157:H7 linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, Calif. continues to grow, while traceback investigators are focusing on three farms in the region.

Research looks at canal sediment-pathogen risks

University of Arizona research funded by the Center for Produce Safety is seeking to discover the extent of pathogens in irrigation canals in the Southwest U.S. and how produce growers should respond to that risk.

Loblaw issues recall on President’s Choice brand coleslaw

Loblaw Companies Ltd. on Dec. 3 recalled selected lots of President’s Choice brand coleslaw due to possible salmonella contamination.

USDA expands citrus quarantine in Texas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is expanding the area quarantined for citrus greening in Texas,

UPDATED: Hepatitis A outbreak linked to blackberries count increases

(UPDATED, 5:15 p.m.) Case count increases again for hepatitis A outbreak potentially linked to blackberries

Bedford Industries earns BRC certification

Effective Nov. 2, Worthington, Minn.-based Bedford Industries has earned its British Retail Consortium (BRC) food safety certification.

Hepatitis A illnesses linked to blackberries increase

The Food and Drug Administration has reported three more cases of hepatitis A “potentially linked” to fresh blackberries from Fresh Thyme Farmers Market stores.

Seattle E. coli cases unrelated to Salinas, Calif., romaine

The King County (Ore.) Public Health Department is investigating an E. coli outbreak unrelated to the one believed to have originated in romaine grown in the Salinas, Calif., area.